Kenya will wage a drone war against one of the world’s greatest killers and send out a fleet of remote-controlled aircraft to hunt down and eradicate swarms of malaria-carrying mosquitos.
Armed with surveillance devices and malaria arvicides, the drones are flown to remote areas to map breeding grounds and kill millions of larvae. You can spray 150 hectares per day compared to 1.5 hectares manually.
President Kenyatta unveiled the drones in Kilifi County’s coastal area. He is chairman of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, which aims to eradicate the disease by 2030.
Malaria is a big killer in Africa. In 2019 it was the seventh leading cause of death after HIV / AIDS, diarrheal diseases, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory infections